Industrial packaging specialist, DSL is set to officially announce its move into South East Asia at next month’s Interpack show in Germany, Packaging magazine has learned.
The Melbourne manufacturer of Schütz intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) has confirmed that a licence agreement for the South East Asia region has now been awarded to it from Schütz headquarters in Germany.
Managing director of DSL Packaging Steve Johnston said that the company’s move into South East Asia follows a dramatic rise in IBC exports to the region. He confirmed that full details of the expansion would be announced shortly.
“We are aware that many customers from the Asia Pacific region will be attending Interpack, and we feel that will be the perfect opportunity to unveil our future commitment to the region,” he said.
“A team from DSL Packaging will therefore be available on the Schütz stand, to meet as many customers from Australia and South East Asia as possible.”
DSL had enjoyed continued success in the growing IBC market since opening its purpose-built plant at Laverton North, in western suburban Melbourne three years ago. Today, the company had four branches operating across Australia as well as in Auckland and Jakarta.
Johnston said he believed that the company’s growth had coincided with the market’s readiness to embrace a more efficient form of mini bulk packaging, such as that offered by the range of Schütz IBCs.
“South East Asia will be a an exciting venture for DSL , and meeting representatives from this region who may be attending Interpack is obviously one of the first steps for us to make,” he said.